Curtis Macdonald appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hear the world premiere performance of Canadian-born composer Vivian Fung's Harp Concerto, the fruit of a close collaboration with New York City-based harpist Bridget Kibbey.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Terry Riley remains eternally youthful, continuing to work at an invigorated pace. Samuel Adams, the composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, wrote “Shade Studies” in his honor.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Christopher Cerrone’s music strikes that elusive balance between intense emotion and meticulous craft, and combines ornamental dissonance with luminous triadic harmony.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We visited Sō Percussion's Brooklyn studio to film the quartet perform Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche's 'Drumkit Quartets.'
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
John Cage and Domenico Scarlatti make for an odd juxtaposition. But where some might hear contrast in the sonatas of this unlikely couple, pianist David Greilsammer hears complement.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
LPR Live, a new podcast showcasing dynamic pieces recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge, launches with Steve Reich's seminal "Different Trains" performed by ACME.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
This week’s Meet the Composer Bonus Track is a world premiere recording of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s "Scape," performed by pianist Cory Smythe of the International Contemporary Ensemble.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Today's MTC bonus track is a world premiere! Or, apropos of its October release, we might call it a movement brought back from the dead, thanks to the fantastic Parker Quartet.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
I’m thrilled this week to give you a sneak peek of a new podcast called LPR Live coming out this Fall. It’s hosted by friend and colleague Conor Hanick and you should check it out!
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Kaija Saariaho composed her piano trio "Light and Matter" in 2014. Enjoy this performance featuring violinist Jennifer Koh as recorded live at the Library of Congress this past May.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Written in 2005, "Stringsongs" is Meredith Monk’s first string quartet. Meet the Composer is offering the first available in-studio performance of the piece.
Friday, January 02, 2015
Edgard Varèse is one of the greatest mavericks of all time. In this three-hour interview, flutist Claire Chase speaks with the late composer's assistant and confidant, Chou Wen-chung.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
For the seventh day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a free-jazz Christmas cover of "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," by producer Curtis Macdonald.
Friday, December 05, 2014
For the fifth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat called Christmas Phase, inspired by one of the grandfathers of minimalism, Steve Reich.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Building on a long-standing collaborative relationship, Marcos Balter wrote Intercepting a Shivery Light for the Anubis Quartet, a saxophone ensemble, in 2012. Download the full track.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Called "whimsical" and "surreal" by The New York Times, Marcos Balter is writing music that has made its way into the repertoires of some of the most influential musicians today.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw shares "Its Motion Keeps," written for and performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus under the direction of Dianne Berkun-Menaker.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Caroline Shaw spent practically all her life studying & playing the violin. But then, two years after enrolling in grad school for composition, she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music.